Many people who enter into a prepaid funeral contract do not fully understand their transferability rights.
A prepaid funeral contract can be transferred either before or after death occurs. Tennessee laws governing prepaid funeral contracts purchased through a funeral home are designed to protect you, the consumer.
For your protection, any funds paid for your prepaid funeral were placed in the hands of a third party where they must remain until you cancel the contract or the contract is fulfilled. You retain ownership, and therefore control of the funds at all times up to the point where a licensed funeral home actually performs the contracted services.
And even then, the funds can only be released to the funeral home that actually performed the funeral services.
A contract can be easily transferred before or even after a death occurs. Simply contact the new funeral home of your choice and they will be able to assist you.
In order to transfer the contract, all that must be done is to notify the third party holding the funds that a different funeral home has been selected. In most cases, the money never actually moves, only the funeral home designation changes.
Here at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, we will honor your prepaid funeral contract that was taken out at other funeral homes.
We know that things and times change and during those times you need someone with a trusted and reputable name. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is the name that Franklin County has trusted since 1905.